William Bingham

William Bingham

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 7 Feb 1804 (aged 49)
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Burial Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
Plot Buried in the Nave
Memorial ID 21114 · View Source
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U.S. Continental Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from the College of Philadelphia, in 1768, traveled to Europe in 1773, established links with French merchants at Martinique, captured several British ships, returned in 1777 to America with several full loads of munitions, guns and other vital goods necessary for the fighting during the American Revolution. After the war, he became a major land developer and was successful as a leading member of the Pennsylvania Society for the Encouragement of Manufactures. He was a member of the Continental Congress, (1786-88), a member Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, (1790-91)) and president of the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1794-95). In 1795, he was elected as a Federalist to the United States Senate, serving until 1801. After his term, he moved to England and resided with his daughter until his death at age 51.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Bingham (8 Mar 1754–7 Feb 1804), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21114, citing Bath Abbey, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .